Nine year old boy in Machiazhuang, China. On 21 July 1900, an armed group associated with the anti–Christian, anti-Western Boxer Rebellion entered his village, burned the church, gathered all the Christians, and ordered them to renounce Christianity; many did, usually as a way to save their children who would have been killed, as well. Andreas refused. Martyr.
- beheaded on 22 July 1900 in Machiazhuang, Weixian, Hebei, China
- body dumped in a mass grave
- exhumed on 6 November 1901 and given proper burial
- “Saint Andreas Wang Tianqing“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 July 2016. Web. 24 March 2017. <>